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Survivor Series Part II: The Reflections of a First Responder- From Surviving to Thriving!

July 21, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The presentation will include time for group discussion. Masks are required to be worn per Sentara guidelines.

Please join us at the VB Strong Center for a Private in-person presentation with guest speaker, Steve Gray, Chief Chaplain with the VB Police Department. This presentation is for the direct victims of building #2 and their loved ones, anyone in the immediate proximity of the 5/31 shooting, all city employees assigned to building #2, hospital staff, police, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, 911 and 311, family reception center, family assistance center, joint information center, and honor guard liaison staff that were part of the response and/or investigation efforts on or after 5/31/19 mass tragedy.

Steve Gray will be sharing his reflections of his journey as an emergency response personnel in the aftermath of 5/31 and as part of the Virginia Task Force 2 team in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995. He shares his personal story as a first responder from surviving to thriving. He gets candid on the effects of secondary and vicarious trauma from his 26 years of experience in many different roles, to include nine years as an EMT with the city of Va. Beach.

**This class is for those who were directly impacted by the events of 5/31/2019. If you are unsure whether you qualify for this class, please call us at 757-507-7200 or email via

This program will be provided in-person at the VB Strong Center.  Registration is required prior to attending the class.

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 NEW PARTICIPANTS: If you have not already participated in a program with the VB Strong Center, you may be prompted to complete a Fitness Waiver and/or asked for additional information prior to attending the class. Look for a follow up phone call at 757-507-7200 or email via to ensure completion of registration.



July 21
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm